Offered for sale is a U.S. stereo pressing of Girl Talk by Lesley Gore.
This is the 1967 pressing on the Wing label that has two fewer tracks than the 1964 issue, with “Maybe I Know” and “Sometimes I Wish I Were a Boy” removed.
About this copy: This copy of Girl Talk is a 1967 pressing on the Mercury subsidiary Wing label.
The cover is VG++ with slight wear at the bottom edge and a small punch hole in the bottom right hand corner.
The disc is VG++ with a couple of faint marks.
A nice copy of a scarce Lesley Gore LP as this reissue sold fairly poorly.
Background: Released in October 1964, Girl Talk was the fourth album by Lesley Gore.
The album reached #146 on the U.S. album chart. “Maybe I Know” was the only single from the album to to reach the U.S. Top 20, peaking at #14. “Look of Love” reached #27.
Girl Talk, like all Lesley Gore’s early albums, had a few hits surrounded by songs that were somewhat less memorable and sometimes extremely less memorable. But it was also higher in quality than many would surmise, though inconsistent. The highlights, though, were the big hits, which were both mighty fine: “Maybe I Know,” her last real classically girl group-flavored smash, and the very credible Phil Spector-esque “Look of Love.” There were a couple of very low-charting songs that had their nifty points: “Hey Now” saw Gore getting more into bluesy soul than she’d ever gotten before, while “Sometimes I Wish I Were a Boy” had lyrics guaranteed to appeal to lovers of camp for decades to come. …The very best of these songs are on the better and lengthier Gore best-ofs, but on its own it’s actually a reasonable LP, and certainly one of her better ones.
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